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Branch overhanging road

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 10:16, Tuesday 21 May 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Branch overhanging road so you have to move into the middle of the road to avoid it. Has been like this for over 6 months

Council ref: ENQ19833623

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:20, Tuesday 21 May 2019

  • Roots from trees on grass verge lifted the tarmac on road. Are almost touching overhead cables. Have cracked the garden wall from foundation. Wall has to be demolished as now unsafe.

    Posted anonymously at 12:07, Wednesday 26 June 2019

  • Please advise what actions will be taken and when.

    Posted by Mary MacRae at 13:09, Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • The branches of these trees are blocking the view of on going traffic and also the electric cables overhead. They need cutting back urgently

    Posted anonymously at 16:25, Saturday 27 July 2019

  • Hello On the 26th of June my wife made a report about the damage the tree in question was causing . Today 30 July I was advised that this complaint was closed , however the resolve is in the overhanging branches which is a separate complaint, and the highways department seem to have ignored our original complaint. I was also told that the highway officer in charge had visited the location and considered that the branches were of no concern which may be the case however had the highways officer taken the original complaint, they would understand that the tree roots are causing damage to the road and more importantly damage to our garden wall and foundations and possible drainage. If the officer that went to inspect the branches problem an experienced highways officer would have noticed the very visible damage and taken appropriate action instead of ignoring the original complaint. When I phone to advise that this issue is unresolved your representative advised that this matter was closed , he also on a number of occasions advised that the officer is very busy , for the record we are also very busy, however I expect a more professional approach to this matter.l would like to set up a meeting with the highways officer at your offices or on site to get this resolved as I am advising you that you are delaying the works planned at the property and appear to not take our complaint seriously.

    Posted by Robert MacRae at 16:19, Tuesday 30 July 2019
    Moderated by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:52, Wednesday 31 July 2019

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